I love the Mission District of San Francisco: it tends to be warmer and sunnier than the rest of the city, and I love the hustle and bustle of people on the streets, the crisscross of electrical lines overhead, and the colorful little corner shops. Besides, it has great food. I created this piece over a slice of peach apricot pie at Mission Pies. The street was golden with morning light, and the side of the building had a large mural on it. The sky was cut into little slivers of blue by power lines overhead.
This is a print of my original sketch done with watercolor, pen and ink. The print is designed to float in a standard 8" x 10" frame with a thin white border. The actual image size is 7" x 9". Image #3 shows how it would look in an 8x10 frame. Printed on Archival Fine Art Paper. The colors of the actual print are richer and more vibrant than this web image. Each print is signed and carefully packed and shipped.
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All my sketches are done on-site, from direct observation. The print you will receive is a high-resolution scan of the original and will show all it's natural imperfections (the blot of an inked-in line, a faintly drawn pencil sketch under the watercolor), all integral to the process.
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